The vending machine industry continues to evolve. The use of no-touch cashless systems has provided greater convenience, speed and security for customers and operators, particularly important in the wake of COVID-19. Soft drinks generate the most sales, followed by non-carbonated products like bottled waters, teas and energy drinks.
Foodservice chain shares progress on key sustainability initiatives
May 12, 2020
As Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ continues to navigate the COVID-19 health crisis, the brand has simultaneously continued to advance key sustainability initiatives to responsibly serve both people and the planet. Dunkin’ announced that 100 percent of its restaurants globally have transitioned from polystyrene foam cups to paper cups, meeting the timetable established by the brand two years ago.
Food, beverage brands available at PantryShop.com and Snacks.com
May 11, 2020
As consumers increasingly turn online for their food and beverage needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., announced the launch of PantryShop.com and Snacks.com, two direct-to-consumer websites where shoppers can order an assortment of PepsiCo's food and beverage brands.
American shoppers are undergoing their own migration by embracing an amalgamated approach of in-person and digital shopping. Because of omnichannel trends, in-store merchandising strategies will need to prioritize speed, convenience and the ability to accommodate evolving shopping trends. Flexible merchandising solutions are fulfilling that need.
As bars and restaurants close their doors or move services to drive-up, pick-up or deliver-only in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global on-premise food and beverage industry is reeling with the repercussions.
Website provides resources to trade customers, hospitality industry
March 31, 2020
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Miami and Dallas, announced it has launched an online hub for trade customers, providing timely updates and important resources to help businesses in the hospitality industry navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Known as the place to pick up your meds along with those “few extra things,” drug stores are now exerting extra effort to compete with online retail giants, accommodate consumers’ growing health needs and demands, and leveraging technology to enhance their offerings.
In the June 2020 issue of Beverage Industry the publication highlights how the pandemic has fast-tracked the digital alcohol delivery market. Also featured in this issue is the annual Top 100 Beverage Companies Report, a look at the U.S. tea market, the latest flavor trends driving formulations and much more.